1. Ryn Weaver's Semi-Charmed Life: Why The Internet Is Infatuated with the 'OctaHate' Singer

    October 27, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Benny Blanco thinks she’s a sure thing. Charli XCX is working with her on a top-secret project. She cries easily, loves Samuel Beckett and blew up the Web with her debut single. Inside the rise and inevitable takeover of Ryn Weaver. Ryn Weaver is sprawled out on the bed in the cluttered…

  2. Emmys 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    August 25, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony were handed out Monday (Aug. 25) night.  The awards were presented during a live NBC telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   Seth Meyers served as host of the telecast.  During the show,  Billy Crystal paid tribute to his late friend Robin…

  3. Demi Lovato's Back Catalogue: 7 Pre-'Demi' Highlights

    May 15, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Do you only know "Give Your Heart a Break"? Here's a primer on the rising pop star's back catalogue. Over the past year Demi Lovato has become increasingly inescapable as a pop music persona, but for many she's still known for her gig as Simon Cowell's…

  4. The Academy Is... was 'Really Struggling' Before Breakup, says Beckett

    April 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT With The Academy Is... comfortably in his rearview mirror, William Beckett is ready for his solo career. The Chicago group's former frontman has just released "Walk the Talk," the first of three planned EPs for 2012, and will be hitting the road for a headlining tour on May 4…

  5. The Academy Is... No More

    October 10, 2011 11:25 AM EDT After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… is breaking up. In a message posted on the group's official website , the band members write that "The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways," and that the band mates "look back at the records we've made,…

  6. Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes Party For Fueled By Ramen Anniversary

    September 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT "Do you really think we're not gonna play that before we leave tonight?" asked Gabe Saporta to a packed crowd at NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday (Sept. 9). Before breaking into the second song of their encore ("Guilty Pleasure"), Cobra Starship had to quell the…

  7. Demi Lovato Focusing On Songs, Not Spectacle, For Summer Tour

    June 04, 2009 10:22 AM EDT With the start of her first headlining tour less than three weeks away, Demi Lovato is preparing a show that she hopes will focus on songs rather than spectacle. "I'm not really one to have a lot of, like, crazy stuff on stage," the 16-year-old Disney singer and actress, whose…

  8. The Academy Is...

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A few nights ago, our friend Alex decided he needed a hair cut so we decided that we should be in charge of it... Today we are at Saratoga Springs! I have played at this outdoor venue once before and I have bad memories of it because it rained like crazy! It makes the people sitting on the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Incubus, Travis, The Academy Is...

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Voting is now underway as part of a contest to choose a fan to create the video for the new Incubus single, "Dig." The contest was open for entry from Dec. 5-Jan. 15; fans can now vote for their favor Voting is now underway as part of a contest to choose a fan to create the video…

  10. Angels & Airwaves, Gnarls Barkley Lead Woodie Winners

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite having received the most nominations going into the event, Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap both left mtvU's Woodie Awards last night (Oct. 25) empty handed. Instead, it was acts like Angels &am Despite having received the most nominations going into the event, Arctic Monkeys…

  11. The Snake Can See You

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on this motherf*ckin' plane!" was one of the more memorable movie quote of the summer, even if the film from which it sprung, "Snakes on a Plane," bombed "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on…

  12. Cobra Starship

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Snakes on a Plane" has already reached cult status, and it hasn't even been released yet. And the band Cobra Starship is adding to the hype with the theme song, "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)," which "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on this…

  13. The Academy Is..., Panic At The Disco / Feb. 2, 2006 / Toronto (Docks)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The second stop on the Truckstops and Statelines tour was scheduled for a much smaller venue, but ticket demand moved the show to a new venue roughly six times larger. Perhaps it's because The Academy The second stop on the Truckstops and Statelines tour was scheduled for a much smaller…

  14. B&E: The Academy Is...

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Academy Is... Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Plenty of people are in love with Chicago's the Academy Is..., as…